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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Calgary Cinematheque presents High and Low


The Calgary Cinematheque presents acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawaĺ─˘s High and Low (1963) for October featured screening

The Screening

The Calgary Cinematheque continues itĺ─˘s season-two programming with High and Low by famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.

High and Low

Adapted from Evan Hunterĺ─˘s pulp novel Kingĺ─˘s Ransom, the film could arguably be called one of the best thrillers ever made. Kurosawaĺ─˘s mastery of the art form is evident, and the film clearly demonstrates the directorĺ─˘s two cinematic fortes ĺ─ý epic samurai thrillers and tragic tales of everyday people.

Starring Kurosawa mainstay Toshiro Mifune as Kingo Gondo - a powerful executive, who is faced with the ransom demands of a kidnapper who has supposedly taken his son - the plot twists and turns and reveals Gondoĺ─˘s inner anguish, comments on police methods and procedures, and demonstrates the true cost of ambition.

Shot in black and white, and presented in newly restored 35mm, the film is a must-see for fans of Kurosawa and great films alike. The film shows why Kurosawa is considered a true master of cinema, with every shot being an experience in pure cinematic joy.

The Calgary Cinematheque presents

Akira Kurosawaĺ─˘s High and Low

Thursday, October 23, 2008. 7:00 PM

Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, Alberta

Tickets: $10.00 for members/students/seniors, $12.00 for non-members.

Calgary Cinematheque Memberships available for $25.00 at the door

For information visit: www.calgarycinema.org

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